Posts Tagged ‘Bait’’

Chicago Law Enforcement Reportedly Attempts to Bait Local Youth Into Stealing Nike Sneakers

Chicago law enforcement officials are being accused of placing bait trunks filled with Nike sneakers in the underprivileged neighborhood of Englewood on the city’s southwest side. Its alleged intent was to invite would-be thieves — all inner city youth — to steal its contents. Accusations were reported earlier this week when videos of a partially opened truck filled with sneakers was located near a basketball court inhabited by kids. The large majority of them being black.

The truck was said to be overflowing with Nike Air Force 1s and Christian Louboutin sneakers of all sorts. After being recorded by Charles Mckenzie near the basketball court in the largely black community, the unmarked truck was again seen at another nearby location by another local activist, Martin G. Johnson. Community members are accusing Chicago PD of not protecting and serving its community, but praying on vulnerable youth in lieu of chasing down career criminals.

When they ask you why arrest and crime is so highly in black communities. Remind them they do set ups and baits in white communities. They don’t try and criminalize the people in white communities. ————————————————–@realnegus_wakenup3 ??? August 2, 2018 The Chicago Police parked a truck filled with boxes of Nike Shoes in front of kids in a predominantly Black Community, opened it and when they hop in, the Police jump out on them and arrest them (The same way they give us unequal opportunities, put guns & and drugs in our communities but lock us up for it)…thoughts? “Dirty Muthafuckaz”! ————————————————–#therealremyredd #Blackmedia #BotherVex #blackinamerica #BlackLivesMatter #blackhistoryiseveryday #BlackHistory #blackhistorymonth #StephCurry #Lebron #Nas #Beyonce #beyoncé #KimKardashian #cardib #nickiminaj #justiceforchikeshaclemons #MarkeisMcGlockton #JusticeForMarkeisMcGlockton #JusticeForDesmond #NFL #justiceforjunior #JusticeforAntwonRose #getthestrap #inmyfeelingschalleng #ThisisAmerical

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The correlation of baiting black kids with “basketball sneakers” as they play basketball in a city that praises both sneaker and hoops culture isn’t lost on Chicagoans or anyone else intimately informed or intertwined with black culture. The racial element of these alleged activities are vastly apparent. In part, such enforcement practices in any community are wrong. Yet, from a wider lens, enacting such deeds in an underprivileged community where means are lesser thus desperation greater, registers as an even weightier offense.

As Vox reports, the poverty rate in Englewood is at least 40 percent, with varying reports that indicate it could be even higher, tallying upwards to 60 percent. Given the staggering poverty rates, and the fact that Illinois is a state where theft crimes in excess of $ 500 are charged as a felony, this alleged honey trap for youths who’d immediately be thrust into a criminal justice system that has long been slanted against blacks, is emphatically predatory.

Chicago PD has a history of bait operations. In plain view of Americans in 2008 when they used bait cars to cut down on auto-theft in high-crime areas, Chicago was the foremost city when others like Dallas and Philadelphia followed with sting operations of a similar volition. San Francisco even implemented bait bikes to slash theft activity.

In most circles, bait operations raise huge civil liberties red flags as they can create crime where it otherwise wouldn’t be. Again, terms like predatory and entrapment come to mind. This, too, could have lifelong ramifications on someone without a criminal record. As in Chicago, even at the age of 18, stealing a pair of Louboutins valued at $ 500 or more would be considered a felony. The offender could face upwards to five years in prison.

Chicago PD and FBI officials would not comment on the alleged Englewood bait truck. Community members are demanding answers, emphatic that such an act would add further strife to an already tense relationship between Chicago’s inner city and local law enforcement.

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YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID” Releasing at BAIT LA Pop-Up

Parental discretion is advised on the YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID” collabo. Slashing C’s and dropping F bombs, the alphabet boys might be scared of these brazy ‘boks set to drop at the BAIT x Reebok popup space in Downtown LA during NBA All Star Weekend.

Dressed in red and celebrating YG’s “Su Woo” single that drops the same day, a Kevlar and ballistic nylon upper sets the stage for bones branding on the insoles and plenty of personality.

Those looking to cop a pair of the YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID” can do so at the BAIT x Reebok popup space, located at 1054 S Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA.

The hours for the popup are as listed below:
Thursday from 3-9PM
Friday from 2-9PM
Saturday from 11-7PM.

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YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
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YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
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BAIT Pulls from Original Reebok DMX Run 10 Sketches for New Collaboration

Following the reveal of their collaborative Reebok Question Mid “Snake 2.0” yesterday, BAIT digs further into the brand’s archive for inspiration for their second partnering release with the brand.

Inspired by deep study of the Reebok archive, including some of the earliest sketches of the DMX Run 10, BAIT debuts DMX Run 10 and DMX Fusion iterations under the “Ideation Department” moniker. The former takes into consideration the original notations of DMX Run 10 designer Bill Marvin and superimposes them over the technical drawings of the DMX sole-unit technology, using layers of transparent TPU across the upper.

The DMX Fusion is a modern re-tooling riddled in DMX heritage. Similar superimposing design aesthetics are seen through technical drawings and layers of translucent TPU and fuse technology.

The BAIT x Reebok DMX “Ideation Department” Pack is available on BAITme.com now. The pack will also be available in Los Angeles this weekend for All-Star Weekend.

BAIT x Reebok NBA All-Star Pop-Up Shop
February 17 – 19
1054 S Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

BAIT x Reebok DMX "Ideation Department" Pack
BAIT x Reebok DMX “Ideation Department” Pack
BAIT x Reebok DMX "Ideation Department" Pack
BAIT x Reebok DMX “Ideation Department” Pack
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BAIT x Reebok DMX “Ideation Department” Pack
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BAIT x Reebok DMX “Ideation Department” Pack
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BAIT x Reebok DMX "Ideation Department" Pack
BAIT x Reebok DMX “Ideation Department” Pack

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BAIT x adidas Consortium Support Future // Available Now

Released over the weekend, BAIT pushes the tech boundaries with their adidas Consortium EQT Support Future R&D Pack.

The EQT Support 93/16 gets a blanco y blanco Primeknit fascia wrapped in newly developed M.O.D. Cage enriching stability. Of course, it’s not an adidas collab without the coveted Boost technology creating the bounce that cushions the foundation. Glow-in-the-dark and 3M reflective materials hide beneath the surface ready to pop as soon as the lights go out.

Equally important, the EQT Support Future, was developed as a cross-pollination of the Ultraboost and EQT Support ADV silhouettes. With attention to detail reigning supreme, the upper is draped in Primeknit with 3M reflective materials sitting a layer below.

White pairs are still available over at Livestock. In light of the black pair selling out stay tuned to Nice Kicks for other adidas consortium locations and updates.

Peep both pairs below.

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BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek” // Release Date

The fun continues with this weekend’s BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek” release. Made in Italy, this premium pair packs all-over ogre inspiration to the tune of an olive palette. Suede, tumbled leather and canvas compose the upper with branded detailing and special packaging driving home the theme.

Look for the BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek” to launch on June 18th at all BAIT chapter stores and also online via raffle here. Infant sizes have already launched online here.

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

Release Date: June 18, 2016
Price: $ 220 (Adult) & $ 80 (Infant)

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BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 "Shrek"

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 "Shrek"

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 "Shrek"

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 "Shrek"

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 "Shrek"

BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 “Shrek”

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BAIT x New Balance 791 “Select” Program // Available Soon

As the retail entity BAIT ventures into another year, their reign of respective success and notable collaborations continues to thrive as their latest project with New Balance is set to emerge. Introducing the BAIT x New Balance 791 “Select” Program, which is a collection of three notable and luxe colorways of the New Balance 791 silhouette. Each colorway arrives in wolverine suede with a minimalistic styling that bodes well for those looking to embark on a timeless aesthetic.

The hues featured are Powder White, Black and Excalibur, each model incorporates leather accents such as the tongue while also employing a raised metallic New Balance logo combing the side panel of the silhouette. For those that are interested, this pack will be available beginning on March 19th but happen to be apart of a BAIT Global Exclusive Program release.

Thus, only 300 pairs each of the 4 symmetrical pairs and 100 multipacks are available and will be sold at the 7 BAIT stores, for the retail price of $ 120 each via raffle. For those interested in the entire litany of kicks, the collection is also available for $ 360.

For raffle details, head over to BAIT now.

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Bait x Hasbro x New Balance 580 “Arashikage” Pack

Fixated on the life-long rivalry of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, a new collaboration from Bait x Hasbro x New Balance aligns with the history of G.I. Joe and Cobra over the NB MT580.

Dropping to celebrate the three-year anniversary of Bait, the two-piece pack stars monochromatic black and white colorways. The Storm Shadow iteration denotes a unique blood splatter patterning while also incorporating the character’s camo motif. Its counterpart, symbolizing Snake Eyes, effectively maneuvers reflective 3M materials and ripstop nylon fabrication.

Look for the Bait x Hasbro x New Balance 580 “Arashikage” Pack which drops on October 10 for $ 160 each online.

Bait x Hasbro x New Balance 580 “Arashikage” Pack

Release Date: October 10, 2015
Price: $ 160

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BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”


Together once again, BAIT and Saucony have teamed up to create the fifth installment in their collaborative CruelWorld Initiative aimed towards raising awareness and funds for different causes. Reimagining the Shadow 6000, this latest variation calls attention to the clean water crisis that is affecting the world.

Dubbed the “New World Water”, navy blue pours throughout the silhouette’s premium wolverine silk suede overlays with white filling in the underlays and branding. Speckled detailing adorns the midsole, with co-branded logos prominently featured about the tongue and insoles. With a portion of it proceeds to be donated to Water.org, the BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 CruelWorld 5 “New World Water” will be available exclusively at all four BAIT stores and BAITme.com, via raffle, on Saturday, February 28th.

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 “Creulworld 5″ New World Water

Release Date: February 28, 2015
Price: $ 150

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BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 New World Water

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 New World Water

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 New World Water

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 New World Water

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 New World Water

BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 Creulworld 5 “New World Water”


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BAIT x adidas Originals EQT Running Support “The Big Apple”

adidas teams up with BAIT to reinvent one of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes — the EQT Running Support. This new iteration, named “The Big Apple,” introduces a unique combination of color blocking paying homage to New York City. All four sides of the shoe has its own distinct style, with a color scheme inspired by the Statue of Liberty, resulting in a frost mint/viridian green upper. Hints of apple red highlights the shoe while the contrasting black and white ties the design together. The material consists of a premium nubuck leather with alternating textures and a lightweight EVA midsole decorated with a subtle black and red splatter. The “SUPERIOR” lacelocks are inspired by BAIT’s motto of providing “Superior Quality Goods.” Each pair comes with three lace options in black, apple red and frost mint. The BAIT x adidas EQT Running Support “The Big Apple” launches January 31, coinciding with the opening of BAIT Seattle. Retailing for $ 160 USD, the shoe will be available in all four BAIT locations along with a limited quantity online via raffle. Registration for a chance to purchase online is open here now.


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BAIT x AND1 Tai Chi “Blue Apple”

Footwear retailer BAIT’s first project of the year comes in the form of a premium approach to the iconic AND1 Tai Chi basketball shoe. Originally released in the early 2000′s, the classic silhouette was famously seen on Vince Carter’s feet at the 2000 dunk contest where he put on quite a show. This special collaboration was designed to celebrate the 2015 edition of the contest which is scheduled to take place on Valentine’s Day. The shoe features BAIT’s signature Blue Apple colorway, with the bright red hue covering the perforated suede along the lateral portion of the shoe and the contrasting light blue covering the smooth suede section which wraps around the medial side over to the toe. The vibrant, two-tone upper rests atop of an ivory midsole and a tan outersole. Priced at $ 110 USD, the BAIT x AND1 Tai Chi “Blue Apple” is now available for purchase at all four BAIT stores and on the webstore.


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